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The jouney part two

“Commander’s log,lt. Commander spock and i are on bored a shartle.while on route to the enterprise, an unknown ship has just entered the star syistom. They are heading right for us. “Addison said in her log. 

“The vessel is traveling at warp 8.9. It is armed with five photon toroedo banks. I am reading five phaser banks. The vessel is renforced by a material i do not recognize.  “Spock said. 

“It does not match with any known ship in the fedetation data base.”Addison said. “Should i atempt to hail the vessel?” spock asked. “Do it.”she said. 

Spock activated the com chanel. “Attention incoming vessel. This is the scout vessel Galileo.  We represent the united federation of planets. We request you please contact us. “The vulcan said.

The warahip mantained course for the shartle. “No response. “Spock said. “I am moving us away from the unknown.”addison said 

The shartle tried to move away from the unknown combat ship. “The ship has powered up its tractor beam.”spock said. 

“They get us in there tractor beam,its over for us. “Addison anounced. “That is a reasonable supposition commander. “Spock said. 

Addison knew how to think in her feet.  Her strategy was to keep moving. Stay in the game. Font give up. Move in baby steps. Dont give the oponent time to catch there breath. Wage a battle by slow attrition.  

The shartle flew into the ship’s main deflector dish. The shartle used the deflector to push off. The shartle used the inertia to generate more speed. The shartle went to the sship’s wall and bounced off. 

The shartle kept an interesting maneuver comnander.”spock said “acts of desperation mr. Spock. I refuse to yield. We cannot allow ourselves to be captured by these people. Who knows there intent. Thid could be a scouting party for a larger invadion or they could want our orgons. I am not keen on either. ” addison said. “Nor am i commander. I perfer my organs intact. “Spock answered. 

“Why spock was that a joke?”addison asked. “No it is a statement of fact.  I assure you that it is quite accurate.  “Spock said. “I agree with you whole heartily. “Addison responded.

The combat ship flew up to the shartle at high warp. It attempted to swoop down on the smal craft. 

Addison tried to acess the computer. “Acess the helm from your station.  I have an idea. “She said.  “You got it commander. Why do i think that your about to do something inadvisible and extremely dangerous? ” the vulcan asked. “I would like to say your way off but your not. “She told him. “I had a feeling that was the case. “The vulcan told him. 

The shartle emited an experimental pulse. The pulse hit the warship. The ship was temporily stuned.addison took advantage of the situation.  The scout craft flew inside the vessel. It bounced off the shields again.

The craft was catapulted away from the combat ship.  Addison emited a second pulse. The shartle kept going. 

“Are you ready for another desperate act?”addison asked. “I gues that i have to. “Spock said.”that is not quite the vote of confidence i was hoping for but ok. I gues it will have to surfice. “She said.

The ship was able to overcome its temporary paralysis. The combat ship neared the shartle.  The shartle apeared to be two ships. The ships went in oposite direction. 

The ship was not sure which ship was the real one. The real craft used that to its adventage. The craft tried to get away.  

“Spocj find me a nebula or an asteroid field!”she ordered.  Spock scaned the navigation program.he tried to find a safe harbor. A place to hopefully get away from the persuing warship. He knew he did not have a lot if time.  The next few secconds could determine rather or not they sucesfully get away or not. 

“I am detecting an asteroid field. I am ploting course for the field.”spock said. “Sounds good. “She said.

The shartle headed for the field. The ship neared the craft. The ship got the tractor beam ready to activate.addison took the shartle to its limits and beyound. 

The shartle went into the asteroid field. The shartle kept going. “Holding position.  “Spock said. “Lets go in futher into the field.”addison sugested.

The ship went further into the asteroid belt. The shartle then held position.  “For the moment they are not persuing! “Spock said. “They wont give up. They will wait. We brought ourselves more time. We now need to come up with a plan. “Addison said. “Agreed.  “Spock said. 

Past

Vulcan 

“My farther does not aprove of me?”a ten year old spock said. “Spock he values logic. He is from a noble family on vulcan. The sarek family has been actively involved in government service. There is pressure for all in this family to excell. You have grown Spock.  You have marured. You will bring hornor to him. I know you will. You will brung honor to your family and to vulcan.  I know he vailures you in his way. He has to be harsh on you. Hr has to push you. He knows you will live up to your potential. You will exceed his expectations “his morther amanda said.

“What if i do not morther.  What if i fall short?” the young Spock asked. “I know you wont. You do not give up. You do not accept failure. The kass wan ordeal.you suceded because you did not give up.dont give up spock. Dont give in to mediocrity.  I know you wont.”she said.

Sarek ovetheard the conversation.he took it all in. He then returned to what he had been doing. 

Earth

“Addy stil out there?”Edward asked.”she would not be our addy is she did not.  To me they are just stars. Not to her. I will never be able to keep her on earth will i” silvia Mccormick asked. “No. No matter where she goes she will always call hear home. This will be always be her home.  “Edward said. 

Later

“Mom does not want me to go to space does she?”addison at age 8 asked. ” she wants you hear. You can’t blame you. She wants you safe. Space is dangerous. “Edward said.

“I know. It is also wounderous. I have to see it.”she said. “You have the dream of stars. Your mom is proud of you. She knows your destened to go out there. She will always worry about you. Promise you will always come back to us. We never want to replace your biological parents. We want you to always be a part of our family.  “He said. “I wont. I will always come back.”she told them. 

The shartle waited.  The shartle had to stay alive. They had to endure.  Could they?

End of part two. 

The challenge part 7

“Captain’s log ,all of the races i have encountered ,the race i least understand are vulcans. A race wholy devoted to logic and reason. There is much rituels as well.  They don’t quite fir into the box we expect. ”
” i find the concept of a fight to the death ilogical for several reasons. Apearently this combat had not been used for cencurias.it did remain on the book as it were. Of course someone like lt. Mathews would find it. He would see a solution where orthers would find an obsticle! ”
Private chamber
“Alright! Don’t play fair. This is a strugal for servival. There are no rulls. Endure!”sarek said.
“Ok “he said. “Remember your traning. Oh he will be overconfident use that to your advantage. Don’t trust him . He may offer to help,don’t accept. He is your enemy. He will be acting on instinct only. ” Sarek said.
“However this turns out,thank you!”tim said. “Of course. Its seams a bit counterproductive but live long and prosper! “Sarek said. “I will try!” He said.
Outside Vulcan shrine
“Do you aprove of all this addy?” Liz asked. ” rather i do or not is not the isure. I think tim had to do this. He would always wounder. “Adison said.
” Its kinda romantic ! “Yeoman said. ” romance written by Shakespeare perhaps ! “Gioto said. “Love meats kobiosho meru. He probably won’t win. He dies either sotril maries tisic any ways or she stays a defecto widow. “Ryian said.
“Life does not always makes sense . Sometimes it does not turn out the way we think it should. “Addison said.
“How are you going to write this in your report to star fleet?”dr. Pipper asked. “I have no idea!”addison said.
“Can you ever trust sotril. She could stop all this?”gioto asked.”i am not sure. We will cross that energy barier when we get there i supose!” Adison reaplied.
T’pau the planitary high priest was excorted on a cart folowed by several prelates. It stoped in the center of the shrine
“The union of tironek tisic and soriana sotril has been chalanged by tim mathews. While no non Vulcan has ever challenge a mating,it is aceptible under our laws and tradition.  Your challenge has been acepted.there will be no interference !”she said.
Tim was given a large cerimonial weapon. It resembled a large batering ram. Tisic had one as well. T’pau motioned for the fighting to begin.
Tim got the first swipe in. He struck tisik’s midsection. Tisic seamed angery. He went for tim’s head. Tim ducked and tried to strike him.
Tisic used his weapon to deflect it. Tim tried to thrust his weapon against tisic and disarm the Vulcan. Tisic let out a loud grunt and pushed tim with his all of his might.
Tim was pushed out of the way.he was propelled to a wall like structure. His weapon also fell on him. He was bleading in several spots. Tisic was stil perfecty intact.
Sotril watched the event but did not react. She was stone faced the whole time. She showed no emotion. She just wached in a stoic manner.
There was a time she experimented with emotion. Tim came home and caught her laughing. “Did i just cross into an alternative universe ?”tim asked.”look i really don’t want to talk about it!” She said.
“Ok ! I am fine with that! Its me! You don’t have to explain anything. “He said. “Thank you. I don’t know. I am sure i am cut out for this logic thing. I don’t know!”she said. He huged her. “Whatever you decide i am with you 120 percent! “Tim said. “I know that!” She said.
Today that side of her was gone.now she was all logic,all reason. That was what she wanted.
Tisic took his weapon and ran for tim. Tim picked up his weapon and tried to deflect the blow. Tisic and tim went though a series of clashe’s.
Tisic threw tim’s weapon far away from him. Tim’s first instinct was to try to retreve the weapon. He decided instead to ram tisic.
He try to power drive the Vulcan. He shoved him to the ground. Tisic using his weapon tore a part of his uniform. Tisic threw tim back.
Tisic was about to try to crush tim’s head. Tim pushed the weapon. The two struggled for control of the weapon. Tisic gained the uper hand and threw him on to the ground.
Tim retreted as he atempted a swipe. He tried to get to his weapon. Tisic anticipated that and tried to stop him.
In the past they had not been enemies. They were not friends but neither wished the orther ill. That had all changed.
“Are you and sotril an item?”tim asked. “No i have tried on several ocasions. She has rebufed all of my entreties. “He said. “You have known her on a long time?”tim asked. “Yes i have. We pratically grew up together !”he said.
Tisic seamed to have the uper hand. He did most of the whole event. This did not detour tim. He would not go quietly into the night. He would fight on.
Tisic showed no sign of getting weary. In fact it seemed like he was getting stronger. Tim was getting tired. He was getting weaker.
Tisic hit tim’s leg. He fell over. His pants were torn. There was a large gash. Blood went every where. He was hit again. This time blood could be sean near his stomich.
Addison looked at sotril. Stil stoic. How could this not afect her. Her x husband and future husband were fighting it out . Addison could understand how this could not afect her.
He was in pain. He fought the pain. He tried to sumon every strengh he had. He kicked tisic in the knees. It did not phase him.
Tisic tried to crush his head.he almost succeded. He rolled over and roled away. Tisic picked him up like he was a rag dole and flung him into the stand. Onlookers had to avoid being crushed by the projectile. Tisic went over and picked him up and threw him again.
His head started to bleed. “This is a slaughter!”liz commted. “Tge fact that we are watching it unfold is disturbing !” Dr. Pipper said.
Addison got up and went over to sotril. Sotril watched the duel if you could call it that.
Tisic kicked tim even though he was on the ground. Tim tried to get up but he interfeared with every atempt.
“Sotril! Stop this! This is wrong! Tim is in love with you. Do you need any more evidence ? Are you wiling to let him die due to your indisisiveness?” Addison asked.
“He chose this ! I did not ask him to do this! “Sotril said. “Sotril you do this you will always regret it. I will never forgive you! Star fleet should question your ability to function as a star fleet officer!” She said.
Tim was in trouble. He was out of breath,tired. Tisic was about to crush him. He was out of options. This was it.
He tried to dodge it. His legs gave out. Tisic seamed to be enjoying what he was about to do.
The weapon was about to hit him. “Sotril!”Addison said. She remembered something. “This may be irational,ilogical but i am madly deeply in love with you soryana!”tim said.
She watched as tisic was about to crush him. “Wait!” Sotril said. T’pau urged the proceding to be haulted.
” I wish to consult with tisic!”she said. T’pau premited it. She went over to him. ” Tisic!  I can’t do this ! ” She said.
“I understand ! I gues i always knew that you and i were not ment to be together !” He said. “I gues not!” She said.
“I will bow out ! It is unprecidented but i don’t think that even t’pau will refuSe the request of the prefect’s son!” Tisic said.
Tisic went to speak to t’pau. They spoke privately. While sotril went over to tim. ” I’m sory for this ! I don’t know what i was thinking. ” She said.
“I love you sotril!”he said though the pain. “I know i have  known for a while! I never should have doubted it!”she said. Piper and nurse christine chepel went over to tim.
” Is the weding between you and tisic off?” He asked. “Yea he is withdrawing? ” she said. He was in pain. “Will you mar!”he started to pass out.
She took his hand and placed it in hers. “Yes i will mary you!”sotril asked.
” Captain’s log t’pau has alowed tisic to withdraw. Apearently a young priestess named t’pring has had an interest in tisic and they have bonded. ”
“While once tim mathews regained consciousness,t’pau conducted a Vulcan mariege cerimony in sickbay. While the enterprise is perparing to leave orbit and go on our next mission .”
Bridge
“This was full of suprises!” Addison said. ” our mission seam to go that way!” Dassale said. “Indeed! Ryian set course !”she said.
The enterprise went to warp.
The end

The challenge part five

Vulcan
“I am surprised you agreed to help a human challenge a mariege of a noble familly marying the son of a prefect. It is a logical union? It is not?”amanda said.
“On paper perhaps. Tisic is an hourerable man. It does seam to be a resonible union!” Sarek asked. “Then why help a human challenge it? “She asked.
“Well sotril is a dynamic person and tisic is a bit of a dulered! Even in a Vulcan mariege there has to be some glue that holds it together. I am not sure there is between those two!” Sarek declared. “Why sarek i think i am rubing off on you!”amanda said. “I don’t think so. I think i have come to a well resoned conclusion. I doubt surek himself would aprove of this union! “He said. “Surek would think of him as a dulered?” Amanda asked. “He might not use that terminology but yes i believe he would !” Sarek said. “Of course!”she said trying not to laugh.
Uss enterprise
Brefing room
“Thank you so much captain!”tim said. “Look tim! This was the easiest part. You are going to have to do a lot of work! The traning will be beyond any traning you have ever done!”Addison told him. “I know that Addison ! I am prepared well as prepared as i can be! ” he said.
“Well i wish you luck! I am rooting for you for all its worth! Some things are worth puting it all on the line for! “She said. “I really believe this is one of those events! “He told her. She believed that was true. She just hoped that this will suckeed.
She was concerned that this would get him killed but she was hopefull. Maybe he would bow out or tisic would bow out. There would be time for all that to short itself out later.
Tim went to sleep early.he had the computor wake him up at 03:30. He got right out of bed. He showered and then had cofee and a light breakfast.
He went to the transporter room. ” Chief your already on duty?” He asked. “I like to get an early start. I like to do some diegnostic test and things that are difficult to do during the day!”takigawa said. “I see! One to beam to the serface!”tim said.
“You sure about this?”tagigawa asked. “No! I feel i have to do this! Good idea or not!” He said. “I understand !”the operator said.he went to the pad. “Good luck! Energizing now!” He said.the chief activated the controls.the lt was beamed off the ship and on to the home of ambassador and amanda sarek.
  “Lt mathews?”sarek asked.”ambassador sarek!” Mathews said. “You are atempting to do something that at best is difficult,at worst imposible. You have little hope of servival,your only chance is to do exactly what i tell thee!”sarek said.
“I am prepared to do just that ambassador !” Tim told the ambassador.
“Tisik is a grand master of six disiplines. He has a black belt in several human martial arts as well. He is going though the early stages of pon far!” Sarek said.
” I was not aware of that!” Tim said. “You are aware of pon far?’sarek asked . “Sotril explaned to me!”he said.
He remembered them being at his perents home on earth. They were holding hands as they walked in sotril’s favorite spot of the property.
“Men go though pon far every seven years. They experience a rush of emotion. While men can conceve aside from pon far,they are super futil. Many chose to time wedings with pon far!” She said. “I see! Women don’t go though pon far?” He asked. “Not usually ! It can occur! “She said. “I see! “He said. “You might be in the clear!”she told him. “I gues this will be an adventure !” He said. “We Vulcans are non emotional but not boring!” She told him.
“Tisic filter wil be gone as will his self regulation. His impulse ,hus instinct will kick in. He will be brute force. He won’t hesitate to kill you ! He will make a Klingon look like a trible! ” sarek said.
“What do i do?”he said. “Follow me!”he instructed him. He folowed the ambassador. They went to a court yard.
He put a blind fold on him. “Thet say when a teren loses eye sight other sences quick in. I want you to focus. Listen. Get a sense of your seroundings! Know there is of this place. To defeat tisic you must find an advantage or create one! “He said.
Uss enterprise bridge
“Are we going to do a bridal shower for the commander?” Yeoman smith asked. ” I don’t think so. It is not the Vulcan thing. I am not sure how this is all going to play out! Andrea!”Addison asked. “What do you meen?” She asked. “Never mind !”Addison said. “Your not really on bored with this are you addy?”daner asked. “Its really not my place . Sotril is a big girl. She can make her own decisions!”addy said. “You have an opinion on it?” Liz asked. “Yea i do!”she said. “Care to share with the class?”kyile asked. “Not really !” She said.
Home of tired and voshan
“It has been far too long!” Sotril morther said. “I know. I have been buisy. Being on a deep space mission makes returning to ones homeworld problimetic. “She said.
“Are you doing alright?” Her farther said. “I am. My past dificulties were just that. I don’t know what happened. I have corected it!” She said.
“Sotril! You have never brought us shame. Quite the contary. You have always done well for the family !” The farther said. “I thank you for that! I know thou are syincere. I value the words and the syincerity behind it. “She said.
“Are you sure that marying tisic is the best “her morther asked. “It is a most logical pairing !”she declared. ” Is it?”her brother asked. “What do you mean?”sotril asked.
“There is a difference between logical and convenient !”her sister said. ” there is more to consider then philisophical simularities. Are you compatible ?”her morther asked. “I am a Vulcan ! I need not consider such things!” Sotril said.
“What of surek? He decided to mary a former mage alied with the tyrent zackel over one of his principle lt!” Her farther comented.
“You and tim had something ! “Her morther said. “Please this is an old debate!” Sotril said. “We believe that it was a mistake for the anulment!” Her farther said.
“You disagreed with it at the time! ” she said. “We were mistaken !” Her morther said.”have you heard from him?” Her sister asked. “He is on the enterprise. We have bearly spoken!” She said. “Does he know ?” Her morther asked. “He must by now!” Sotril said. “You have not spoken to him about this ?”her farther asked. “I did not feel the need!” She said.
She recaled an event from her past. She and tim were in the courtyard. “You ok? “Tim asked.”I’m cold! Your planet is too cold!”she said. He took off his jacket and put it on her. “You don’t have to do that!”She said.”its fine!”he said. ” You know your never getting this jacket back?”she said. “Yea i figured. Some things never change!”he said. She woundered what was tim doing right now.
Tim spent houers under a blind fold. He could not believe how his hearing intensified. He heard birds and cretures far away as if they were right next to him. At first he found being blind disoriented. Later he had gotten used to it. It became part of who he was.
“Ok now the difficult part! I am giving you a sword. It is from jeremy greyson!”he said. “The pacifist ?” He asked. “He was hardly a pacifist . He did believe that war was not always the answer. He believed that war should not be contiplated as a first resort. “Sarek said.
“I see! How did you come by sutch an artifact ?”tim asked.
“I maried a disendent of greyson!” He said. “Oh! That makes sense! “He said.
“I want you to fight me?” Sarek said. “Alright ! I asume you too have a sword?” Tim asked. “I would not assume anything.”he said.
Tim took his sword. He tried to wield it. Sarek came at him with his sword. He tried to predict where he thought sarek’s sword was and counter him.
Tim was doing better then he expected. He was definitely holding his own. He tried to focus. He had been able to counter sarek. Sarek took advetage of tim’s oversight and took out his sword.
“You are doing well?” Sarek said.”stil not enough to beat tisic?”tim said. “Take off your blind fold!”he told him. It felt weird at first. He had forgotten what it was like to see. He almost fainted. “Give your eyies a chance to ajust!”he said.
“Should i just walk away. Mayby i am not cut out for this! Tisic is a good man. Sotril and him must have something. ” Tim said.
“Tisic is safe. He is familer. Safe is not always corect. The ilusion of safty can cloud one’s judgement. Spontanaety does not have to eaquil danger. Tisic is a fine man. Is he corect for sotril? Is sotril thinking this though?” Sarek said.
“If i die,she may stil chose to mary tisic?”he said. “How important is this to you? It is all on the line? How far are you wiling to go? “Sarek asked. “I want to fight you again without the blind fold!”he said. “Very well!”sarek said.
Uss enterprise
Addison had a reception for sotril and tisic. Tim felt very out of place. “I would like to perpose a toast to sotril and tisic. May your weding be long and prosperous. The hunie moon will be short. I need my exo back!” Addison said.
Tim remembered a similar reception. “I can’t believe it. Tim and sotril are finally getting maried. I thought they were already maried. I figured they found some justice of the peace and just did not tell anyone !” His best man said.
Tim could not handle this any more. He leaned over to commander gioto. “I need some air!” Tim said. Tim got out and left the mess hall. The door closed.
He tried to make a qiet exit. He tried not to be noticed. He had been noticed. Sotril noticed. She tried not to think about it. She tried to cary on.
End of part five

The challenge part four

“Ok ! Let me get this straight you want to challenge a vulcan who has the eqivolent of multiple black belts in vulcan martial arts. A man who was moroned on a gasious planet with bairly enough oxygen and servived! “Adison said.
“I understand vulcan law premits a challenge for any reason including from a non vulcan. Tisek cannot refuse me! “Tim said.
“I am aware of vulcan laws and customs tim. Look if your ready to settle down,there are easier ways them challenging a vulcan ! Its a big universe ! There are plenty of electron in the universe!”she said.
“This is not a whim ! I did not wake up and decide to go pick a fight with a random groom! There is more to this!” Tim said. “Alright perhaps we should start from the beginning !” Addison said.
” i met sotril at the academy. A bunch of us were touring the plans of abraham in old qubec. I did not know most of the people on the trip. ”
” There was a battle hear?”sotril asked. Tim had no idea who she was. ” Yes! This area was controled by the french. Back then they usually did not engage in warfare at night. The french got very drunk. Thr british in long red over coats,don’t ask!,scalled the clifs and suprised everyone. This all but gurentied british dominence over most of north america. This ended french expansion in north america. It created a french province in an otherwise english nation ! ” he said.
” why would one be drinking and paryting in the middle of an unresolved conflict. It is ilogical!”sotril said. “I agree! To us it seams like a no braner. It is easier to coment hundreds of years later! “He said.
“You like history !”she asked . “Very much so!  Its fasinating. I an not as versed on vulcan history . I know a little hear and there.  “He said.
” I find a lot of humans clasify vulcan history as pree surek,post surek,human first contact,federation. ” She said. “I wish i could refute that but your probably right. I believe profesor gill is working on writing a vulcan historical primer for non vulcans. I am sure that his will be more informitive!”he said.
“Profesor gill is always very thorough with history . I am sure it wil be an excellent work! ” she said.
“I’m tim by the way! “He said. “Sotril! She said. “It is good to meat you!” He said.
“I considered it a chance encounter. It is a big campus. I never expected to see her again. We kept poping into eachother. Library ,sporting events, courtyard, we just kept running into eachorther. ” Tim said.
“May i speak to you?”she asked.” Of course! “He said. “I understand the sadie hawkins dance the women ask the man to be his date?” She asked. “It is a bit of a relic of a bi gone era. For some reason it has become part of academy tradition. ” He said.
” Will you be my date?”she asked . “Really ? Your really asking me. This is not some pratical joke! You were not put up to this by an uper classman?”he asked . “I am really asking you!”she said.
“She is always serious looking.at that moment i had never seen her so serious. I could tell by the look in her eyes that she ment it! I said yes. ”
“This one is a slow dence! Do you want to sit this one out?”he asked. “Are you tired? Do you need a break?” She asked. ” No!”he said. He took a hold of her. She was softer then he expected. He expected an non logical species to be cold,she was not. Bioligically they were not too different except that several organ like a heart is in a different place.
“I figured it was a one time event. I figured a long term relationship was out of the question. ”
“Then there was tisic. There was always tisek. Apearently they grew up together . They were neighbors. They frequented the same social circles. There was nothing between them. At least not as sotril saw it. Neither one was bethothed to anyone . Tisek hoped to presude her to mate with him. Had i not come into the picture ,they may have been maried long ago. She probably would have relented. I came into the picture ! I gues i upset his apple cart! ” he said.
”  our relationship was ill defined for a long time. At some point we decided we decided we were a couple !” She said.
” Look i don’t know how to ask this but are we a couple ? Is this a friendship,more? I have no idea!” He said. ” I am agreible to us being a couple as humans define it!”she said.
“Graduation i decided to pop the question. We had both been asigned to uss. Nimitz. I tried not to give her any hints. I wanted it to be a complete surprise. ”
He tried to find her. He was beraged with every one and his grandmother literily. He finally came to her.
” Sotril can i talk to you?”he asked. “Of course! ” she said. They went to a sicluded area if the courtyard. ” Sotril ? We are at a turning point in our relationship! “He said.
“Yes i have noticed that as well!”she said. “Sotril !”he was sweting. He was nervous. He took out a box with a ring. He got on his knes. He had not planed that part. “Sotril will you marry me?” He asked.
“Yes i will !”she said. “Really ? Your sure? “He asked . “Yes i am sure! ” She said. He put the ring on her finger.
“It was great! Best six mouths of my life! Then she had a crises of faith in surek. She began to explore emotion. When she came to her sences,she asociated her brief flutation with emotion with me.  I asured her nothing needed to change. I never expected her not to be logical . I fell in love with her! That included her logical side. I felt our diferences made us stronger. It made me a better officer. It forced me to look beyond the superficial or the serface. I can credet Vulcan philosphy with saving my neck on more then half a dozen ocasions. She just could not see it. One night i came home from my duty shift and all of her stuf was gone. She asked me for an anulment. She transferred to another ship. I never saw her  again until now! Look nothing has changed. Not for me! I thought i moved on. I figured she maried tisek years ago. I can’t just let this go!” He said.
“Have you tried to talk to her?” Addison asked. ” i tried. It did not go anywhere . Smal talk mostly ! “Tim said.
“Maybe you should take this as a sign to move on. You can find someone else!” Addison said.
“I am not some raw cadet ! This is not a crush. It is not going to go away!” He said.
“You don’t stand a chance,not against tisek! Not even with the help of a championship. It would be a fight to the death. There has not been a challenge like this in cencuries. It is not worth it. You are a decorated officer with a bright future ahead of you. He will kill you because cultural codes demand it. ” Addison said.
” would you be wiling to settle for someone orther then ryian? “‘He asked. ” good point! Are you sure. You will either have to take a life or have it taken from you. Are you really prepared for that?” She asked.
” Yes i am !” He said. “I will talk to the ambassador but i can’t promise anything ! She said.
Home of ambassador sarek.
“Fasinating! Do you think this request was made with sound mind and judgement?” The ambassador asked. ” Not totally but i think he has thought it though. He has been though advanced combat training . He has been in several difficult situations. I stil don’t see him defeating tisik in combat!”Addison said.
“Tisik is an hournerable man. I have a great respect for him. I have eaquil respect for sotril. I suspect lt. Mathews will go ahead with the challenge regardless of my help or lack. With my help he may have a chance. “Sarek said.
“I would feel better if you did train him!”she said. “Tell him to meat me in my court yars at 0500 sharp!” He said. “You got it!”she said.

The challenge part three

Uss enterprise
Sotril gave the two a tour of the ship. “This is engineering ! This is lt. Commander nils pitcarin chief enginer!”sotril said.
“You served on the welington?” Tisek asked. ” I try to forget my time on that s”hip! It was a death trap!”he said. “My cousign storel was a jr enginer. He discribed his time there as beyond arduous!” Tisek said.
“Sounds like him. We become prety good friends . At first i thought he was a little more personible then a recilimation system and he thought i made a Klingon look tame! We made peace evenualy!” The chief said.
“He is chief enginer now on the Lexington !” Storel said. “Glad to hear it!”he said. “We should probably get going. Thank you chief”sotril said.
Qurters of Addison
Addison was waring a civilian isue black sleveless dress. ” She ever mention she was engaged or even was involved ?”Addison asked. “Never! She keeps to herself !”liz said. “I know but every one knows i am maried with two kids. Its part of who i am. I can’t believe in the time i known her,nothing !” Addison said. “She is tight liped even for a vulcan. I just don’t get it!” Addison said. “We all navigate life differently!” Liz said.
“Do i look ok?”ryian said. “You look great but i might be biased. “Addison said. “I hope it is not too hot on Vulcan. First time i almost passed out!”ryian said. “Should be interesting !”liz said.”yes indeed!”she said.
Planet Vulcan
Villege of shikahr
Addison had hanah in a baby carier. Ryian held little sarek’s hand. Ryian rang the bell. Sarek and amanda were wating for hin. She made the Vulcan silute. Many non Vulcans found it difficult to do but Addison was determined to learn.
“Peace and long life ambassador !” Addison said. “Live long and prosper Addison ! It is highly agreable to see you again ! ” sarek said. “Its great to see you too. It has been too long!”amanda said.
“Greating uncle sarek!” His nameshake said. Sarek picked him up. “Seing him brings back memories of my two boys. “Sarek said. “Two?” Addison said.
” Yes i have another son beside spock. He folwed a path orther then one if surek. He was banished from Vulcan never to return. I am not sure why i think of him now! “Sarek said. “I can’t imagine spock as a child . I asumed he was born an adult!”Addison said. “It seemed that way to me!”amanda said.
Dinner
“So the whole federation is a talking about the fact that romulpns share a resembolence to Vulcans!” Sarek said. “It has created quite a stir!”amanda said. “I figured. I was griled by a hundred admirals and the entire federation bureacracy! “She said.”the federation council has hevily debated it. There are legends of mass exodas from our world folowing surek’s reforms! I suspect the romulons are desendents of one of those groups. There manorism fit. “Sarek said.
“Do you think some day we will be able to develop an understanding between our two peoples?” Addison asked. “Perhaps . In time. Right now they seam interested in conquest ,expansion. I am not sure we have a clear enough picture of them! We have only seen one side of them. We have only seen there military ,surely there are other facets to there society !” He said.
Uss enterprise
The prefect decided to return home. Tisek had wanted to be alone with his betrothed. He wanted to catch up with her. ” Sotril how has thou faired sense i last saw you!”he asked . “I am doing well! I am in good health and contribiting to the ship in a productive mannor!”she said. “I have never doubted that. You excel in whatever you do. You would have it no orther way. I find that admirible. ” She said. “I understand you are are going to chair the archeology and anthopology department at the Vulcan science academy ?” She asked. “Yes profesor tikarm has been apointed to the upper house and wants to devote his time to that. It is a great hournor. I was not expecting the offer. I stil am planing to go on an expedition on tranimede. I might take some of my students !”he said.
“I wondered about that ! You have wanted to go there for some time! It would be a shame to have to abandon that!”she said. “Indeed. I almost turned down the apointment but the elders were wiling to let me go. This is considerable interest in the expedition. “He said.
“I too have interest in the expedition! “She said. “I find it quite agreible that you consented to our mating sotril. I was beginning to think that you would never say yes. “She said.
“I never rush into anything ! “”She said. ” I know that. I apreciate that about you. I too try to chose my path carefully !” He said. “I know that. I admire you for that!”she said. ” You are making the corect decision by uniting with me ! “He said. “Of course!” She said.
  Later on little sarek was playing on the floor. Sarek and Addison were talking. “I heard about the incident with miss cransaw! ” sarek said. “It was not how i planed it to go!”she said. ” it must have been taxing on you!” He said. “I am fine ambassador ! I have moved on!” She asured him. “I don’t believe you on this. I know thee well enough to know that’s not true!” He said. “I am suprised to hear this from you!” She said. “I have to say it because no one else will. I outrank thee. I have nothing to lose by pointing it out!” He said.” True!  Ok yes it took its toll on me. I am not totally out of it! “She said.
“Though i have mastered control of emotion far better then many of my contemporaries ,i would have difficult time with this were it me. I can’t imagine someone who does express emotion to deal with this!” He said. “Its not easy!” She said.
” How are you doing with what happened?”amanda asked. “Oficialy I’m taking it in stride. Unoficialy i am a total wreck. The worse part of it ,when we thought they had been killed,addy did not want to talk to me.she feard i would be mad at her for her decision. The truth is i don’t know that i would have made a different chioce. There was no right answer. I was not interested in blame. I feard things would never be the same between us. We needed eachother but i don’t know if we could do it! “He said.
“You two are perfect for eachorther! Don’t doubt that. “Amanda said. “I won’t!”he said.
Enterprise
“You have been hear the whole time ?”reily asked. “I am doing some reserch!” Tim said. “Did you find what your looking for?” Keven asked. “I think i did!” He said.
  After reterning to the enterprise,Addison went to the bridge to check on things. ” Addison may i talk to for a minute ?”he asked. “Sure! Lets go to the brefing room!”she sugested.
They went to the confrence room.”i understand you know ambassador sarek?”tim said. “I do!”she said. “I understand he is traned in Vulcan martial arts. “He said. “He is one of the most skilled why?”she said. “I was hoping he would train me! “Tim said. “Train you? “She asked. ” i intend to challenge tisek for the right to marry sotril!”tim said.
End of part 3